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What are some common police car equipment?

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Common equipment in police cars includes mounted lights, sirens, radar, laptops and prisoner partitions, according to Police Chief Magazine. Common safety equipment in the cars includes air bags, gun and ammunition locks, a fire extinguisher and first aid kits.

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Smaller tools, such as pry bars, hammers and shovels, are often located in the trunk of police vehicles. These items are typically secured with bolts to prevent shifting, notes Police Chief Magazine. Many police cars also house a range of lights beyond the siren lights, such as movable spot lights and strobes. Most modern cars also carry global positioning units, as well as exterior and interior cameras. Some newer cars feature automatic license plate recognition cameras and software, notes Popular Mechanics.

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